The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW
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The SSE Hydro

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The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.

The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.

Events at this venue

There are 48 events at this location

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80s Invasion Tour

Joint tour from 80s favourites Sister Sledge, Jason Donovan, The Fizz, Five Star, Martika, Hue & Cry and Living In A Box featuring Kenny Thomas.

Wed 6 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Tue 17 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sat 9 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Andre Rieu 2020 UK Tour

The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to the UK.

Sat 9 May 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Andrea Bocelli

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

Sun 20 Oct

£50–£295 / 0141 248 3000

Ariana Grande

The pop songstress tours her latest album Sweetener.

Tue 17 Sep

£45–£95 / 0141 248 3000

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sat 16 Nov

£29.50–£79 / 0141 248 3000

Boyzone

The original soppy Irish boy band with granny appeal head out on their farewell tour.

Wed 16 Oct

£130–£280 / 0141 248 3000

C2C: Country to Country

Country music extravaganza featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars. The 2019 lineup includes Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge and Lyle Lovett.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Times to be confirmed / £360–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Carrie Underwood

Country star sensation tours in support of her new record Cry Pretty.

Tue 2 Jul

£35–£275 / 0141 248 3000

With The Shires.

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Sat 23 Nov

£29.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

Cher

The mononymous singer and actress.

Mon 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Christina Aguilera

One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold well over 25 million albums worldwide and cultivated a fan base that crosses generational, racial and gender lines. Now, segueing from the audacious sexuality of her second studio album, Stripped, the chameleon-like performer pays…

Thu 7 Nov

£50–£746 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 7 Jul

£24–£48 / 0141 248 3000

The Eagles

Legendary country rockers.

Thu 4 Jul

£70–£618 / 0141 248 3000

Elf: A Christmas Spectacular

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a human raised by elves after he is unknowingly transported back to the North Pole with Santa, who ventures to New York City to find his long-lost father. Starring David Essex as Buddy's father, Tam Ryan as Buddy and Martine McCutcheon as Jovie.

Sat 14 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 15 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Tue 24 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 25 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

ELVIS In Concert – Live on Screen

The highly acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform The King's most iconic and beloved pop and blues-rock hits to accompany archive recordings and an on-screen video of the man himself.

Fri 29 Nov

£45–£250 / 0141 248 3000

With With the The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Grandpa's Great Escape

Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers – run by sinister Matron Swine – it’s up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is on to them… The first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa’s Great…

Fri 3 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Halestorm

Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.

Sun 24 Nov

£27.50–£28.50 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

Tue 19 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 20 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

Jim Jefferies: Night Talker

The popular Australian comic returns to the UK with his newest hour.

Thu 12 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

JoJo Siwa

Born in Omaha, Nebraska JoJo was bound to be a star from the very beginning. As a child, she loved to dance, sing and wear her signature BOW’s! Her mom, Jessalynn Siwa, and JoJo moved to California as JoJo grew in popularity. She joined the Nickelodeon family and most recent adventure will be an animated series called…

Wed 30 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Jonas Brothers

When a musical group sells more than 20 million albums, they must be doing something right… and are usually satisfied to do more of the same. Not true with the Jonas Brothers. At the height of their career, this pop trio phenomenon took a three-year hiatus to refocus their creative energies. The result is an electrifying…

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Khalid

Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter performing R&B and pop hits from his latest album Free Spirit.

Fri 20 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

KISS

The last ever tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The quartet have sold over 80 million albums worldwide since the band formed in New York in 1973 and were named by VH1 in their top ten list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’.

Tue 16 Jul

£45–£770 / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glen's Guide.

Let's Rock!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Jive Bunny across London and beyond.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his first album.

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Little Mix

Pop with an R&B twist from the first girl group to win the X-Factor, back in 2011.

Thu 17 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 18 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 19 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

The Lumineers

Colorado roots rock trio with a bit of the Mumfords about them.

Fri 22 Nov

£32.50–£35 / 0141 248 3000

Lynyrd Skynyrd

American country rock from the band that brought us 'Sweet Home Alabama'.

Wed 26 Jun

£45–£65 / 0141 248 3000

With : Status Quo.

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

All your favourite superheroes come to life in this action packed, stunt-filled arena spectacular that sees The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man team up to defeat the worst villains in the Marvel Universe.

Thu 24 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 25 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 26 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 27 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Ozzy Osbourne

The sometime Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend sings songs from his epic career.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

£182.50–£1242.50 / 0141 248 3000

With Judas Priest.

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Classical music and Clubland, together at last, thanks to the vision of a bona-fide dance music legend. Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns for a handful of hotly anticipated UK dates this December. The show sees timeless house tracks performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra, conducted by award-winning conductor…

Sun 8 Dec

£35–£70 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Sat 14 Sep

£35–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Rod Stewart

Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.

Tue 26 Nov

£55–£450 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 28 Nov

£55–£450 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 30 Nov

£55–£450 / 0141 248 3000

Russell Howard: Respite

The award-winning comedian sets off on a new worldwide tour.

Sat 21 Sep

£35 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 31 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

The Steamie

Tony Roper's comedy-drama comes to the SSE Hydro in a production designed specifically for the venue, which follows the lives of 1950s Glasgow women Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they get their washing done before the Hogmanay bells.

Sat 28 Dec

£27.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Dec

£27.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 30 Dec

£27.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 31 Dec

£27.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Stepback!

The ultimate 90s concert, featuring performances from Peter Andre, 5ive, S Club, BoyzLife, B*Witched, Blazin’ Squad, Booty Luv, Big Brovaz and East 17.

Sun 17 Nov

£42 / 0141 248 3000

Still Game: Live

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

Fri 27 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

…and 6 more dates until 13 Oct

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live in Concert

A screening of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's classic animated film with live accompaniment featuring Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

Mon 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

With Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara and Ken Page performing live.

We Love the 90s

Over a dozen pop acts from the 1990s unite for a UK tour of retro music.

Thu 19 Dec

£45–£55 / 0141 248 3000

With Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base, Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, SNAP!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr. Alban, Culture Beat, C+C Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin S., La Bouche and Alice DJ.

Mon 11 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Reviews & features

Why Glasgow's huge new music arena The Hydro is good news for music fans

4 Oct 2013

It’s too easy to be cynical, but The Hydro makes the best of modern arena reality

I’ve observed its construction in the faraway distance from my kitchen window – a massive, flying-saucer-like building gradually pieced together by ant-sized workmen in hi-vis jackets, the new dominant feature on already eerily modernist Clyde-side. And…

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